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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:Procession of Deities
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Painting
Materials:gouache and gold paint on paper
Place Made:Central India; Possibly Kashmiri
Measurements:sheet: 9 7/8 x 12 in.; 25.0825 x 30.48 cm; image: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.; 21.59 x 26.67 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1999.26.1
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Galbraith (Catherine Atwater, class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
1999_26_1.jpg

Description:
blue ground, narrow green band along bottom, figures parading in rows; 1st row of elephants carrying men behind figure carried in a litter, behind figures with musical instruments, facing 2 figures on camelback, 2nd row of figures kneeling in front of 3 women behind 2 figures facing 4 men on horseback, 3rd row of 2 women with water containers(?) on their heads facing elephant headed figure on an animal, many headed figure on a bird, elephant carrying 3 figures, many headed figure on a peacock, figure in a carriage drawn by two animals, 5th row of 2 figures on horseback, figure on a lion, figure on an elephant, many-armed figure in a carriage drawn by a team of horses

Tags:
men; women; animals; vegetation; exterior; religion; Hinduism

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